Pasadena residents know that the colder months of winter can bring unpredictable weather. While we know when the cold weather and fst should arrive, frost can often time show up without any warning or notice. If your Pasadena garden is still in bloom, frost can cause serious damage to your plants and flowers. While we still don’t have a way to control Mother Nature, we do have several ways to protect our plants from the frost.
The first thing you can do to protect your Pasadena garden is to cover your plants. Use a sheet, old towel, or even burlap sack to loosely cover your plants and secure at the bottom. Do not cover your garden too tightly to avoid causing your own damage. You can also cover your Pasadena garden with mulch. Consider using a mulch that also includes straw and pine needles along with the traditional bark to help lock in heat and moisture during a frost.
If you have any warning of an impending frost, be sure to water your plants two days or so proper to the expecting date. Wet soil has a better chance of retaining heat that dry soil. If you are afraid the soil will freeze due to the moisture, use a cloth or mulch to add an extra layer of protection. You can also implement a raised garden bed design for your Pasadena garden. Not only will this make tending to your plants easier, but it can also help send cold air below the mounds rather than affecting your plants and their roots. If you are aware of sensitive plants in your garden, use pots or cold frames to transfer the plants to a warmer and safer location. Once the weather heats back up again in the spring, your plants can be transferred back to your outdoor garden.
Evergreen Gene’s has been keeping Pasadena residents green for over 50 years. We make sure our employees are educated so they will feel comfortable answering any and all of your gardening and landscaping questions. You can view our portfolio here to see some of our best residential work. Stop in during our business hours of Monday-Saturday from 8:00a.m. till 6:00p.m. and Sunday from 8:00a.m. till 4:00p.m. Give us a call at 410-766-6877 to confirm our stock of flowers or to ask questions. You can also fill out our online form here for more information.